I am opertaing windows XP
When I start my user profile all applications in the start up list fail to execute instead causing IE to load for each app and it attempts to download the application exe file and run it. Hitting run causes IE to reload and we go back to square 1!
Similar problem occurs trying to lauch my applications form the start menu or via explorer (doble click on application exe).
However if I try starting a data file for an application (e.g. xls) the app will load (Excel in this case).
Other user profiles on the PC are operating normally